Fred Metallic is resident of Listuguj and a lifetime citizen of Gespe’gewa’gi, Mi’gma’gi. In 2011 Fred graduated from York University and obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. His dissertation, written and defended in Mi'gmaw in Listuguj was a landmark achievement. This was the first time a dissertation was written solely without translation in an indigenous language.
He has written and presented numerously to Mi’gmaq and non-Mi’gmaq communities, on topics related to Mi’gmaq history, Mi’gmaq political philosophy, culture, spirituality and governance. Fred also sits on the Mi'gmaq Grand Council as a Ge’ptin and works closely with the leadership in the advancement of our rights and responsibilities as a nation.
Fred is currently working with the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government as a senior policy analyst. Fred, his wife Amy, and their three children – Emma, Je’gopsn and Erika – live in the Mi’gmaw community of Listuguj.